Notes - February 13, 2003
Attending: James McGuffee, Jason Rosenblum, Mary Howerton, Anna Stewart, Jim Sneeringer, Ray Spinhrine, Jack G. Musselman, Brad Robinson, Brenda Adrian, Bill Cahill, Connie Cabezas
1) Wireless Initiative: Jason
- Hardware installs for wireless access points complete, network programming to follow
- 3-4 week testing phase will be followed by campus release in March
- Wireless zones include Moody, Ragsdale, the outdoor plaza, & Trustee Hall.
- Wireless vendor has extended an offer for SEU students to take advantage discounted
rates for access at several local coffee shops & restaurants.
- Questions about internal marketing at SEU as well as long-term arrangements will be
addressed with the vendor in a sub-group.
External Wireless Subcommittee: James M., Bill, Mary L, Jason R
2) Centra Initiative: Jason
- A brown bag demonstration showcasing a variety of applications was given in early February
- Centra has been made openly available to faculty as a tool for interactive learning, and has
also been used to conduct an interview process for a position with the Teaching &
Learning with Technology Group.
3) Browser Software : Anna S.
- Recommended continual support for both 4.7 & 7.0
- Installs of both browsers are compatible on same machine
- Minor Visual Display issues with Style-sheets. IT groups are adapting style-sheet code to
Netscape 7.0 compatibility
1) Electing new TLTR membership:
--James & Jason will go to academic VP's to ask about TLTR membership & equal
representation for all schools
--Will need to elect faculty co-chair every 2 years. James requests that a new co-chair be
selected for next Fall.
2) Storage needs for faculty & students
-- Access / speed
-- Folders - need access to change attributes of users & rights to change those
-- Ability for students to have password protected storage for work
-- What is "large enough"?
-- What is the purpose of the system for students?
-- Space issue: do students use this for backup? Homework? Major projects?
-- Does storage need to roll between semesters, or is there an expiration after individual semesters
-- Legacy data - How long is a student a student before data is lost
-- Backup & Disaster recovery - Is everything backed-up, how often?
-- can it be used for backup?
-- Use of various types of media?
>> storage of large data types: video, audio, etc.
>> standardization of tools that act on data
-- If multiple users – changes to files?
-- use as production environment?
-- access behind & front of firewall
>> Solved with VPN?
-- Students : recreational use vs academic – i.e. MP3s, copyright
-- Hardware solution vs network solution, e.g.
>> Would CD/DVD removable media be an alternative?
>> Bandwidth management another issue?
-- Time for daily backup?
-- What do students need?
>> easy to store files
>> allocate by class/major/school
-- Management of group sharing permissions
>> Is access by dept chairs an option?
>> compression standards – what are they?
Any Instrument design to collect survey data from students & faculty should be instructional. Subcommittee will meet to continue dialogue & brainstorm suggestions.
Campus Storage Subcommittee : Chair: Jason R.
- Brad R.
- Anna S.
- Bill C.
- Brenda A.
- Corey H.
- 1 rep from George Safranek’s group
Alternate discussion topic: Management of bandwidth
E-reserves & copyright
E-reserves vs Blackboard use:
No mechanism in Bbd to pay for access. It is possible to add
to the course fee for course materials?
Fee per course could be cleaner, especially for courses that use e-texts.
Bookstore uses Copyright clearinghouse & charges on a per-packet basis ($3 - $45)
--If supplemental reading in use 1 semester is ok under fair use
--If required reading in lieu of the text, students will need to be charged.
--Connie will put info on library page about use of Copyright Clearninghouse
E-reserves & Copyright Subcommittee: Chair: Connie C.
- Sue S.
- Pauline Albert
- Jack G.
- Bill C.
Educational Technology discussion: James M.
- What is the role of TLTR in the process of identifying educational technologies?
- sharing with faculty on uses of technology?
- soliciting input from groups of faculty by discipline
- presentation of options to faculty by discipline
- What's new that could be useful?
- Assessment & evaluation component?
- Benefit for faculty to go to educational technology conferences,
i.e. syllabus, aace, etc.
- Best Practices workshops on continual basis
- Look @ questions on student surveys to influence questions that are asked on surveys
- Faculty support off-hours
- Better Adjunct support : Access can now be given ahead of semester, system will require academic deans involvement
- Media services visits classrooms 2 weeks into semester to demo classroom use
- Faculty & Student feedback on administration system, EMU use, etc.
Educational Technology Subcommittee: Chair:
- Mary H.
- Connie C.
- Jason R.
Next meeting: Target 3/27 11am
Agenda will include:
1. TLTR membership
2. added topic: bylaws for membership (Mary H.)
3. added topic: student computing devices - what are the issues (Bill C.)
4. Discussion topic updates